How to Copy Music Over
Step 1 - Insert the CD, which contains the music to be ripped, into the CDROM/DVD drive. In some cases a window will pop up with a list of actions that can be taken, including ripping the CD. Close this window, without taking an action, so you can specify exactly where the audio files will be copied once ripped.
Step 2 – Open Media Player and click "Tools" from the menu bar, then click "Options." Click the "Rip Music" tab and then choose the external hard drive as the location to place the files.
Step 3 - While on the Rip tab, specify the format and audio quality in which the music is to be saved. Use the slider bar to choose the desired bit rate, bearing in mind that higher bit rates will slow down the ripping process and cause more storage space to be used. Click "OK" to save the changes.
Step 4 - Uncheck any the tracks that shouldn’t copied from the CD and click "Rip Music." If all goes well the ripping process should start and can be monitored from the progress bar.
Step 5 - Remove the CD from the drive after the process is complete and access the external hard drive to verify that the files were copied correctly.